NYC Data Business Meetup #5

  • April 23, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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Please join us as we continue exploring how data revolutionizes business.  This month we're focusing on data innovation and disruption through three major industries: education, finance and... music!

Alex White, Co-Founder and CEO, Next Big Sound.   Next Big Sound believes in the power of data to transform the music industry. The listening, discovery, and purchasing decisions of millions of consumers has moved online and the pace of this transition is only accelerating. Next Big Sound provides a centralized place to monitor all the behavior and activity happening for artists both online and off. Next Big Sound tracks more data for more bands online than anyone else in the world.

David Liu, COO, and Jesse St Charles, Data Scientist, Knewton. Knewton is a technology company based in NYC. The Knewton Adaptive Learning Platform™ customizes standardized educational content to meet the unique needs of each student. Knewton analyzes learning materials based on thousands of data points—including concepts, structure, difficulty level, media format—and uses sophisticated algorithms to piece together the perfect bundle of content for each student, constantly. In 2011 Knewton was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, following in the footsteps of companies like Twitter, Mozilla, and Paypal.

Shawn Edwards, CTO and Andrew Paprocki, Senior Engineer, Bloomberg LP.   At the request of several attendees of past events, we have decided to add a session that will focus on Bloomberg’s data infrastructure and initiatives, including Bloomberg Open Market Data

Jaidev Shergill, CEO, and Phil Kim, CTO, Bundle.  Bundle believes that people deserve the truth about the places where we spend our money every day. Whether it's a restaurant, department store, or dry cleaner, Bundle helps you find out how good a place is before you go there. Bundle believes that businesses should be rated by real data--not just by people's subjective opinions.  Bundle uses anonymous, aggregated spending data to rate businesses based on factors such as how often people go back, how many people go there and how much people actually spend. Using this data, Bundle can learn a lot about whether a place is good, and further, whether a place is good for you.

 

 

 

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  • Scarlet Yezhuo L.

    interesting and informative, excellent time control

    April 25, 2012

  • Sydney B.

    I liked the mix of presenters and pacing of the presentations, Q&A, etc. I'm glad the conversation touched on business models in addition to tech (rather than just focusing on the tech side). Also, useful to learn more about Bloomberg.

    April 24, 2012

  • Matt T.

    Thanks Courtney! And thanks everyone for the nice comments, greatly appreciated. Feedback on anything you'd like to see done different or better is also welcome -- other than the microphone issue which is pretty clear.

    April 24, 2012

  • Andrew B.

    Good breadth and depth from panel. Impressively large crowd, with man good questions.

    April 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great set of presentations. Data, data, data everywhere, music, education, finance, shopping...and more...looks like an NxM matrix data-world. Nice networking too. Fantastic, Matt.

    April 24, 2012

  • Dan A.

    Matt's doing a sensational job.

    April 24, 2012

  • Andrew B.

    Everything was great except for the microphones. Great speakers, lovely venue, tasty food and good networking. Now just get those mikes fixed... :)

    April 24, 2012

  • Xuan Y.

    Great speakers and great ideas. As a student I learnt a lot that can't get from class.

    April 24, 2012

  • Nicolas V.

    Very interesting presentations and panel, very well organized, fantastic meet up altogether!

    April 24, 2012

  • Scott W.

    Great content from presenters and great energy from crowd

    April 24, 2012

  • Alexandre W.

    Great speakers and excellent venue + organization!

    April 24, 2012

  • Martin A.

    Excellent format - very interesting guests

    April 24, 2012

  • J. Matthew C.

    Great lineup, thanks for the opportunity!

    April 24, 2012

  • Patrick Y.

    Really enjoyed the evening - the format was great and all the speakers were fantastic!

    April 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The panel of speakers provided great insight into the many ways that big data can be used to build a business. Bloomberg showed that giant companies can be nimble enough to create intrapeneurial startups such as the one implementing the concepts of "Moneyball." Three actual startups (Knewton, Bundle, and NextBigSound) showed that businesses can be started small, but grow rapidly and corner a niche. The number of attendees was much larger than in other meetups I have attended. This allowed more networking and chances to share ideas with more people.

    April 24, 2012

  • Richipal S.

    It was great experience to listen to industry experts

    April 24, 2012

  • Ava

    Interesting companies -- and very accessible speakers

    April 24, 2012

  • Joel H.

    had to step out after presentation on Bloomberg, but really enjoyed that

    April 24, 2012

  • Nick H.

    Great content, good speakers, need more facilitated cross-discussion

    April 24, 2012

  • Juan L.

    Bright minds, great companies, enriching discussions.

    April 24, 2012

  • jon h.

    very interesting. excellent format to show off how NYC-based firms are leveraging technological innovations. imagine that there are a plethora of companies in the tri-state area that are worth bringing to our attention. would strongly suggest that you continue to use the same format - short presentations, followed by moderated Q&A period with audience questions. look forward to next event.

    April 24, 2012

  • Courtney B.

    Matt continues to do an excellent job of bringing some of the best and brightest people and companies to our attention. THANK YOU MATT!!!

    April 24, 2012

  • Anna

    always fantastic speakers, stimulating conversations and a lot of data :)

    April 24, 2012

  • Jeff S.

    Great panel and presentations. Some parts were more technical than I was expecting, but I liked the tech/business mix.

    April 24, 2012

  • Matt K.

    I thought the structure of this Meetup was the best one yet. The 3 presentations were very succinct, on point, avoided being "just sales pitches," and then the panel that followed was very informative and interesting. I think it's a good idea to just keep the event to 3, maybe 4 presentations a week, and have the panel following the presentations to allow for the audience to interact with those companies.

    April 24, 2012

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